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Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit

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Ogunquit Beach translates from the Abenaki language as "beautiful place by the sea." It is an apt name for the resort that offers sandy beaches framed by cliffs along the water. Swimmers will want to head to the river lagoon with a sandbar that indicates shallow water ideal for wading and swimming. The area is known for being a lesbian-, gay-, bisexual-, and transgender-friendly community. Consider browsing the boutiques near the water and enjoying refreshments with a view over the beach. Arrange to visit Ogunquit Beach and other attractions in Ogunquit using our Ogunquit trip itinerary builder.
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Where to stay in Ogunquit

Main Street holds the heart of the action in Ogunquit, and most of the town's inns, bed and breakfasts, and hotels sit on this street or close to it. A handful of establishments line Beach Street, which provides access to the town's highly regarded stretch of sand. You'll find additional bed and breakfasts as well as numerous vacation rentals in the form of houses, condominiums, and cottages in the area between Main Street and Israel Head Road on the coast. This area takes you away from the bustle of the center of town but still provides convenient access to Ogunquit Beach to the north and Perkins Cove--a small marina featuring a few restaurants and lobster shacks--to the south.
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  • During low tide this beach goes on forever. Very fun and pretty walk to the water. It always feels empty because it is so large.  more »
  • This beach is nostalgic for me, though anyone visiting it will quickly feel the magic of this beautiful long sandy beach, seemingly endless breaking waves, and perfect place to walk, gaze at the sea, ...  more »
  • A few little shops - but it's still all about the beach! Plenty of chairs & bench seating under the awning to sit and enjoy the view. Public restrooms available & transportation available to take you ...  more »
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  • Being from CT where our "coast line" is quite dingy and overcrowded (when you can actually find an area that isn't private), coming here is like hitting the "beach lottery". Ogunquit Beach offers stunning views and it's amazingly clean and well kept. The parking can get pretty pricey in season for the day but honestly it's well worth it if you make it a full day here. The town also has trolleys running during the summer season so that's a great idea if you're staying in the area and dontf want to park there for the day.
  • One of the coolest beaches I have ever been to. I have vacationed here every August for the last 7 years. It is absolutely beautiful but you shouldn't come here because it gets to crowded for me and my family... It gets 4 stars because it gets too crowded especially when the tide comes in during the middle of the day and the beach disappears. Parking is expensive and so is everything else directed towards tourists. I know it is Maine but the water is so freaking cold even in August.
  • The most beautiful place what I've seen. Here I started to love Main 😍😘
  • Great little place to visit. Good eats and things to do
  • One of the most picturesque beaches in maine. Literally beautiful place by the sea. Absolutely fabulous and packed all summer long... great value in the off season. Great mix of folks who won't judge you. .. and I recommend a flexible attitude. Pay to park in season. Fine dining to casual food available. Check out the gazebo inn or something like that. .. the place is full of quaint quality b n bs restaurants and night life.